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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Kazak

 

The largest group of the Caucasian rugs are Kazaks of various types. These are rugs made in south central Caucasus, stretching from Erivan in Armenia to Tiflis in Georgia.  Kazaks were produced both as high-piled rugs from mountain areas and as low-piled rugs from the valleys, villages and settlements, many of which have their own easily recognizable characteristics and elements.

Known for their bold designs and bright harmonious colors and good quality dyes, some of the most spectacular geometrically designed rugs found anywhere in the east originated here.

The Kazak rugs are subdivided to the following types:

 

Bordjaloo (Borchalou)

Chagli (Shikli)

Cloudband

Eagle (Adler, Chelarberd )

Fachralo

Karachopt

Lambaloo (Lambalo)

Lori Pambak

Pinwheel

Shield

Star